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    Default Cannot get Oracle virtual box to setup on OpenSuSE 13.1

    The Oracle virtual box program 4.3.6_91406_openSUSE123.1 will not setup correctly. When executing /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup from the root terminal, the failure message is:
    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMSError! echo
    Your kernel headers for kernel 3.11.6-4-desktop cannot be found at
    /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build or /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/source.

    There are no folders for build or source under /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop.

    I was able to get the virtual machine running under openSUSE 12.2.

    Thank you in advance.
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    Default Re: Cannot get Oracle virtual box to setup on OpenSuSE 13.1

    Quote Originally Posted by Parthenolide View Post
    The Oracle virtual box program 4.3.6_91406_openSUSE123.1 will not setup correctly. When executing /etc/init.d/vboxdrv setup from the root terminal, the failure message is:
    Trying to register the VirtualBox kernel modules using DKMSError! echo
    Your kernel headers for kernel 3.11.6-4-desktop cannot be found at
    /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/build or /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop/source.

    There are no folders for build or source under /lib/modules/3.11.6-4-desktop.
    You need the package kernel-desktop-devel I think.

    Or just install the virtualbox, virtualbox-qt and virtualbox-host-kmp-desktop packages included in openSUSE (uninstall VirtualBox from Oracle first). Those contain a precompiled kernel module which should just work out-of-the-box.

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    Default Re: Cannot get Oracle virtual box to setup on OpenSuSE 13.1

    Thank you for the help. The install of the development files did the trick.
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